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 Post subject: St Peters GAA band
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:18 pm 
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I have borrowed these pictures from the St Peters bands website, mainly to show the buildings 8) I am sure some of you can name the bandsmen, but as usual i am more interested in the background :lol:

In this picture taken in the early 80's you can see the shops at St Davids buildings (the Alexandria) From left to right there is Maurice Warburtons jewellers, the entrance to the flats, Paddy Higgins clothes shop and McCanns bakery.


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In this picture again from the early 80's, numbers 1 - 17 of church street can be seen.

No 1 - Atkinson's (the dole office as it was then)
No 3 - Empty but due to open in the next year or so as "Visions" video library and electronics shop.
No 5 - Paddy Magill's petrol station.
No 7 - May Crawford's shop
No 9 - The post office run at that time by the Simpson family - I joined as a postman the next year :)
No 11 - Jones (Murphy's) Chemist
No 13 - McClorey & Sherry's hardware store
No 15 - John Beggs bakery
No 17 - O'Hare's clothes shop
No 19 - (not in picture) the milestone stores (later Dunne's)

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This one from the 1990's is not as clear but in the background you can see:

The Ship bar (Frankie McDonald)
The Burger King (run by the Parr family I think at that time?)
Not sure of the next one, it was a car accessories shop at one time?
I think the Restaurant was called the coffee pot?
and finally Connelly's shop.

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all gone now.


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Another day the band was out.


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:39 pm 
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Mark O'Loughlin ( lovin' the 'tash :D ) , Damien O'Loughlin , Jim Heaton ?


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:55 pm 
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For the record : The bandsman in the white shirt back row is not Paul Tohill but John O`Hare
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I'll have to fire up photoshop to re-caption that, as I did not caption the original one (I think it came from an early maiden of mourne booklet)


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I know Brian, that caption has always been wrong, Paul was about seven when that picture was taken.


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northbrook wrote:
I know Brian, that caption has always been wrong, Paul was about seven when that picture was taken.


Well, that's that fixed, can't do much about the printed copies out there but at least we have the right details :D


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Just spotted myself in the photo second from top, band passing the shops at the Alexandra! I remember that sheepskin coat.....it must have been a pretty cold day ....the band were probably freezing!


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Brian wrote:
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I know Brian, that caption has always been wrong, Paul was about seven when that picture was taken.


Well, that's that fixed, can't do much about the printed copies out there but at least we have the right details :D
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Many thanks Brian, John O`Hare could be viewing this Forum..................................


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Bornandbred I did not recognise you, but I recognised your sheepskin coat. Which reminds of my fathers cousin Dominic, he had a shoe repair shop where the Computer Garage is now. His parents owned the vegetable/fruit shop in Church Street. ('Philip's place). All the stuffed animals were in the window, excellent pieces of taxidermy.
Dominic Heatley emigrated to Canada/America in the mid 1950's and he didn't come home for many years, and when he did return home, my father met him in the Square, Dominic said to him 'I'm surprised you recognised me after all these years, but my father answered I didn't recognise you it was your jacket I recognised.' :)) >:) :--)


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Bornandbred I did not recognise you, but I recognised your sheepskin coat.


I'm not surprised you recognised the coat, I wore it to death! It cost me several months wages in Fosters & I made sure I got good wear out of it! And believe it or not, it hung in the attic for years, my daughter saw it a few years ago & started wearing it. She passed it on to her friend, & it ended up back with me. I gave it to a charity shop just before last Christmas. My daughter arrives one day in January & says "Can I have that sheepskin, mum? My friend would like to borrow it again"!
It had that well-worn look of a good sheepskin, & was practically impossible to wear out.........but by God it weighed a ton!

I'll have to give myself a :redcard: at this point for going :offtopic: ::-((


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Im pretty sure theres one in a box in our attic!! What was it about them that people just wouldnt throw rhem out!!


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Forth, the man with the big drum looks like George Bush!!!! :rotfl: It's not Vano, is it?


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SLG thats Kevin (Darky) Dinsmore on drum


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My good friend Peter Grant joined St Peter's Band around 1973/74 ? I was alway's wanting him to come and indulge in less productive pursuit's but Peter lost himself to music and reported regularly to Northbrook's house for lesson's..I believe his first instrument was the Coronet before he moved onto the Baritone? he would tell you now that some of his most memorable time's/ experiences where born out of his time with St Peter's.....I remember one Sunday quite a few year's ago now, I was sat at home flicking from one channel to another before happening upon a programme involving orchestra's/choir's etc being recorded in Belfast I think....my ear's perked up when it was announced that a Mr Peter Grant [my old mate] was to conduct the Ulster Youth Orchestra and then Peter strode onto the stage,looking resplendent in a white jacket and bow tie baton in hand,[very Andre Previn]he took the podium tapped it three time's then they where away. I also happend upon him in the Park one afternoon conducting St Peter's in a band concert from the Bandstand,he saw me in the crowd and kept glancing around whilst continuing to conduct [think James Stewart in his role as great bandleader/composer Glenn Miller]


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:22 pm 
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That`s a good description of my old friend, Peter would tackle anything , and did. He was one of a number of local lads and lassies that made names for themselves not only around Warrenpoint but further afield as well.......There`s a lot of talent in this wee town...............................................................


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Just a quick question Does anybody remeber the name of the small guy on the drums in pictures two and three ?
and also does anybody have any idea as to where he is now ?


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Just a quick question Does anybody remeber the name of the small guy on the drums in pictures two and three ?
and also does anybody have any idea as to where he is now ?


That`s Tony Magee, lived in Rostrevor.............son of Jack Magee who owned the Ulster at one time...................sorry, I have no idea where Tony is now.........................................................


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Who's the leader of the band ??? Photo around about 1964.


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That`s Teddy McNeill, I don`t know the young fellow, but I` m sure someone out there does...................................
could be Michael his son..................................................


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That`s Teddy McNeill, I don`t know the young fellow, but I` m sure someone out there does...................................
could be Michael his son..................................................


Teddy McNeil is a given Northbrook ..... and the young fella is not Teddy's son... ;--)


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Hugh, Did Dominic Heatley not have his shop in what is now Jam interiors.. The computer garage was Bridget Carvilles when I was growing up and long after. Then Haverns and still Haverns. I think he was further up the street. I remember he had a shoe shop there........


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That`s Teddy McNeill, I don`t know the young fellow, but I` m sure someone out there does...................................
could be Michael his son..................................................


That is Michael Mc Neill another ex pat who lives in Germany


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That`s Teddy McNeill, I don`t know the young fellow, but I` m sure someone out there does...................................
could be Michael his son..................................................


That is Michael Mc Neill another ex pat who lives in Germany



It is definitely not Michael Mc Neill .... ;)


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OooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooH !!!......................who could it be ??.................it`s not often the gap is thwarted............................there could be a few bets laid here.............................Hughes new betting shop is now open for biz. I`m probably somewhere behind Teddy, but I can`t remember the young fellow,he wasn`t a regular member, was it yourself ?


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OooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooH !!!......................who could it be ??.................it`s not often the gap is thwarted............................there could be a few bets laid here.............................Hughes new betting shop is now open for biz. I`m probably somewhere behind Teddy, but I can`t remember the young fellow,he wasn`t a regular member, was it yourself ?


not me ......... :P (picture was taken in 1964 - before I was born ! )


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Is it Gerry O' Hanlon??


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Is it Gerry O' Hanlon??


No ..... :D


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